Neglected Tropical Diseases and Climate Change

Tropical Diseases and climate
Standard

Environment has a direct impact on the diseases prevalent in a particular region. Public health professionals refer to tropical diseases as the list of diseases found in tropical countries. These include malaria, HIV, dengue, schistosomiasis, trypanosomiasis, cholera, leprosy, leishmaniasis and others. These diseases may be contagious or spread by vectors and mostly affect the economically backward class.

Continue reading

Tropical Medicine and International Health

Tropical Medicine and International Health
Standard

Focus on global distribution, international travel, environmental factors, international relations, global health and human rights are increasing worldwide. Tropical Medicine and International Health is a multidisciplinary field including infectious and non-infectious diseases, epidemiology, parasitology, tropical medical microbiology; medical entomology, clinical diseases and medicine of the tropics, tropical public health, community medicine, travellers medicine and international health. In the present era, the challenges faced are poverty, failing public health infrastructure, poor governance and antibiotic resistance.

Continue reading

Treatment and Prevention of HIV

HIV Prevention
Standard

HIV infection

HIV prevalence is increasing worldwide resulting in global pandemic. This disease is a major problem due to extraordinarily high mutation rate of the virus and resistance to existing drugs. The key to understanding HIV depends on better understanding of the virus, various components of the immune system and the complex signalling pathway. HIV is leading cause of death in Africa, sub-Saharan countries and even touched every corner of the United States.

Continue reading

Health Problems After Travel To Developing countries: Woes Of A Traveler

Woes of a traveller Tropical Medicine
Standard

Travellers’ Health / Travellers Medicine

Travel is a passion and it knows no barriers even at the cost of safety. A large number of individuals travel to distant and developing countries to imbibe and explore their culture, delicacies and unravel their mysteries of untouched locations. A large number of travelers fail to seek premedical travel advice and vaccinations. This at times results in contracting health problems which primarily are mild however 8% of travelers are moderately ill to seek medical care. The most common clinical symptoms after travel to developing countries include febrile illness, diarrheal , and dermatologic reactions such as: Traveler’s diarrhea, Enterotoxic E. coli diarrhea, Malaria, Acute febrile respiratory tract infections, Influenza, dengue.

Continue reading

Tropical Medicine Online Courses

Tropical Medicine Online courses
Standard

What is tropical medicine?

People living in tropical regions tend to have poor physical and economic resources which results in poverty. Poverty and poor infrastructure in turn leads to many infections that are specific to tropical regions. Tropical medicine or international medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the health issues that occur uniquely in tropics and subtropics. Malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, various non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and neglected tropical diseases such as rabies, dengue and Chikungunya are some of the well-known examples.

Continue reading